AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2003, Volume 5, Number 08

Ethics Poll

How Should we Fight Adolescent Obesity?

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Taking soft drink machines out of schools.
Health insurance reimbursements for weight-control camps.
Severely limiting the quantity of food your child eats.
School-based interventions such as keeping food eating journals and seeing nutrition counselors.
Mandated daily exercise in schools.
State support for healthier food in school cafeterias.
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.